Tesla Recalling More Than 31,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles

The electric parking brake calipers on the affected vehicles have an internal gear that may be improperly manufacture

Tesla Recalling More Than 31,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles
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April 24, 2017

Tesla is recalling approximately 31,472 model year 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles.

The electric parking brake calipers on the affected vehicles have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured—possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.

If the gear breaks during parking brake release, the vehicle will not be able to move. If the gear breaks during parking brake application, the parking brake may not adequately hold the vehicle, potentially resulting in the vehicle rolling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Tesla will notify owners of the recalled Model S and Model X vehicles, and Tesla service centers will replace the impacted electric parking brake calipers free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, vehicle owners can contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752. Tesla's reference number for this recall is SB-17-33-002.